Monday, November 22, 2010

Monday, November 22, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, November 22, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057

Two Months Left to Submit a Paper for the 18th World Congress on Intelligent Transport


Submit a technical or scientific paper for the 18th World Congress on Intelligent Transport

Systems in Orlando, Florida from October 16-20, 2011! This global event is expected to

attract over 10,000 ITS leaders, policy makers and other industry professionals. Papers must

be original and should report on recent significant and substantial achievements and results in

the transportation technology field. Submissions are due January 14, 2011, and publication

opportunities are available! For a list of other key dates, guidelines and topics, visit


1) Judge Blocks American Airlines from Pulling Flights Off Orbitz

Link to AP article:

2) India's Government Orders Airlines to Make All Fares Public

Link to article in The Times of India:

3) Google's Wi-Fi Deal with Orlando International Airport Apparently Dead

Link to article in the Orlando Sentinel:

4) Delta Gates at JFK Airport Have Free iPad Access for Food, Fun

Link to article in USA Today:


5) The Wreck of the Lady Mary: Costly Clerical Error Stalls Rescue Efforts

Following the 2009 sinking of the scallop boat in the Atlantic an automated distress signal was sent, but an error in copying the ID led to delays.

Link to article in The Star-Ledger:


6) Seminar Discusses Intelligent Transport Systems and Its Prospects in Vietnam

Link to article on Vietnam Business & Economy News:

7) A New Look in Detroit for the Newly Public GM

Sign atop corporate headquarters gets a makeover.

Link to article in The New York Times:

8) Peter Appel Discusses US DOT's Research and Innovative Technology Administration

Link to audio interview on WFED Radio:


9) Go Girl Go: New Canaan, Connecticut Teen Teaches DMV About Driving Green

Link to article and video on New Canaan Patch:


10) With New Governor, Ohio Road Signs Change

Link to article in the Cincinnati Enquirer:

11) Happy Birthday Message in Construction Zone Irks Michigan Motorist

Link to article in the Livonia Observer:


12) Scientists Say They Have Solution to TSA Scanner Objections

Link to article and video in The Washington Post:

13) The CMF Clearinghouse: A Handy Safety Tool

FHWA has developed an accessible Web-based, one-stop resource for information on crash modification factors.

Link to article in Public Roads:


14) Automotive Smart Phone, Telematics Applications on Fast Track

Link to article in Aftermarket Business:


15) Riders Frustrated by Disruptions on CharlieCard Reloading Web Site

Link to article in The Boston Globe:

16) In the US, Poor Communications and Poor Choices Plague Bus Rapid Transit

Link to blog on The City Fix:

17) MARC Can't Get the Story Straight

Different Web sites provide different delay information.

Link to blog in The Baltimore Sun:

18) King County, Washington Metro Pulls Real-Time Bus Info When Riders Need It Most

Link to blog on PubliCola:


19) Breckenridge, Colorado Launches New Projects to Reduce Sunday Traffic, Drive Business

Variable message sign to be posted at top of gondola with information on current traffic conditions.

Link to article in the Summit Daily:

20) Traffic Information Channel Raises Voice of Vietnam Status

Link to VOV News story:

21) Integrated Corridor Management

Link to article in Public Roads:

22) Smart Transport System for Manila?

Link to article on FutureGov:

23) Beyond the Triple Circle: Design Alternatives for Traffic Lights

Link to blog in the Los Angeles Times:

24) Countdown Times Add Confusion to Traffic Chaos in Kolkata, India

Link to article in The Times of India:


25) From Italy to China on Autopilot

Link to article in Wired UK:

News Releases

1) Technology Can Help Savvy Drivers Navigation Traffic, Save Money and Find New Ways to Travel this Holiday Season

2) US DOT ITS Joint Program Office Announces Seven New Research Projects for AERIS

3) Idaho Transportation Department Adds New Features to Improve 511 System for Users

4) Transportation in Delaware Moves Into the Digital Age with Launch of Social Media Initiative

5) Spells Relief for Holiday Travelers on the East Coast

6) Navtaq Cites Top 10 Most Congested Cities and Freeways in North America

Upcoming Events

Webcast: Use of Archive Data for Planning and Operations Performance Measures – December 2

Today in Transportation History

1935 **75th anniversary** The first flight of Pan American Airways China Clipper took off from San Francisco Bay en route to Manila.

1960 **50th anniversary** The USS Ethan Allen, the first submarine designed to fire ballistic missiles, was launched in Groton, Connecticut.


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